“I believe in the powers of ordinary men and women; in their immense potentialities. I do not believe in the 'chosen few': I believe in us all."

Get involved

    This quote, from Robin Tanner (Qf&p 21.36) is at the heart of Quaker service.

    Friends give their time, skills and talents in many ways, from peacework to organising, from governance to professional expertise.

    Friends who offer service can be led to achieve great things. Supported by our Nominations team, find out what Quaker service can do for you.

    Yearly Meeting Service

    We are seeking Friends to serve on Yearly Meeting Nominating Group. If you are enthusiastic and interested about supporting Quakers at a national level and enjoy seeing the skills and potential of others - get in touch!

    Complete an Expression of Interest Form and select 'Yearly Meeting Nominating Group' to find out more. Email our Nominations Manager, Penny Elliott, at nominations@quaker.org.uk for enquiries.

    Central Service

    Central committees guide and drive our work towards a better world. Friends may find themselves surprised about where the Spirit leads them.

    Central Service is serving on one of our central committees or groups.

    What roles are available?

    BYM work is helped and directed by committees that answer to BYM. Quakers from across Britain serve on these committees and groups. The work can divide into four categories:

    • Quaker Governance ensures that Britain Yearly Meeting is well run. These committees and groups make sure our work is in accord with Quaker faith and values.
    • Quaker Connections reach out to make connections with other groups. These can be other Quaker meetings across the world, or other faith groups.
    • Quaker Life works to support and strengthen Quaker life throughout the yearly meeting.
    • Quaker Peace & Social Witness works to translate our faith into action.

    For full information, visit the Committees and Groups page.

    How to offer your service

    • Quick form for a particular role
      If you know a Friend who would be perfect for a particular role, or would like to be considered yourself, please complete an Expression of Interest Form (takes about 5 mins).
    • Full form for all service roles
      If you would like to be considered for all service roles, fill in the Quaker Service Information Form (takes about 10-15 mins) to share your experience, skills, and gifts in detail with us.

    Quaker Life Network

    The Quaker Life Network works to create close links between Quaker communities and Quaker Life. It lets people know about short term service.

    Read more about the Quaker Life Network.

    Volunteering with BYM

    There are many ways to volunteer, for volunteer jobs, please visit the dedicated Jobs and Volunteering page.

    Contact us

    Please do get in touch to talk about Nominations or committee service.
    Email us at: nominations@quaker.org.uk